Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following incidents in Waldo County between May 13 and 20. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 1-800-452-4664.

May 14

Trooper Bethany Robinson stopped Derri Lucas, 37, of Knox for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Derri was summoned for the offense and released to a valid driver.

Trooper Robinson stopped Dale Rowe, 28, of Troy for no inspection. It was determined Dale’s license was under suspension. He was summoned for the offense and a licensed passenger was able to drive the vehicle.

Police responded to Purple Heart Highway in Brooks for a domestic assault. John Ronayne, 33, was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and refusal to sign criminal summons, according to police.

May 15

Trooper Evan Teel responded to a theft complaint at the Family Dollar construction site on Route 139 in Unity. The complainant said the work trailer was broken into and many of his tools were missing resulting in thousands of dollars in losses. The incident is still under investigation.

May 16

Trooper Jonathan Russell investigated a theft complaint on the Curra Road in Knox. The complainant reported that sometime over the previous two weeks, approximately 90 bales of hay were taken from his barn.

May 17

Police responded to 475 Quaker Hill Road in Unity for a reported male who was going “crazy” and trying to tear up a chain link fence. He was not making any sense and stating that he was on something, according to police. Carl Locke, 24, was discovered at the residence and was incoherent. Locke had four warrants out for his arrest and was taken into custody. He was searched and a usable amount of marijuana was found. He was transported to Waldo County Jail on the warrants and summoned for the usable amount of marijuana, according to police.

Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock responded to a theft of medication on the Shilbles Road in Knox.

Trooper Russell responded to a personal injury roll over crash on Rogers Road in Troy. Upon arrival, the operator of the vehicle, Randy Lebretton, 37, was still inside the vehicle. Lebretton was helped from the vehicle by fire and rescue personnel and transported to the Sebasticook Valley Hospital. Lebretton was arrested for operating under the influence, violating conditions of release and operating without a license in violation of condition/restriction, according to police.

May 18

Trooper Scott Quintero stopped a vehicle on Route 1 in Thomaston for a vehicle defect. The operator of the vehicle was identified as, Josiah Bartlett, 20, of Lincolnville. Also located in the vehicle was a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to police. Bartlett was summoned for possession of a usable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia, according to police.
May 20

Trooper Benjamin Sweeney responded to a report of a hit and run accident in Unity. A vehicle was backed into while the owner was in the church. The incident is still under investigation.

Trooper Sweeney responded to Knox for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported the air being let out of her tires and the tires being cut.

Trooper Eric Verhille received a report of a pickup truck all over the road in Knox. Trooper Verhille located the vehicle at the Hill Top Store and made contact with the operator, William Betters, 49, and arrested him for operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Betters was transported to the Waldo County Jail for an Intoxilyzer test, according to police.

An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.